This pregnancy is a complete 180, compared to my first.
I knew that the common phrase "You will show sooner with your second pregnancy" would ring true for me... but man - I had NO idea! No one told me, "April, you'll look and feel 18 weeks when you're really only 9 weeks!" That's exactly how I feel! I know I wasn't the most fit woman out there - but what is going on with these sad stomach muscles? Have they completely lost track of their parent role - keeping my abdomin in place? I know darn well that my 9 week impregnanted uterus isn't WHAT is buldging from my belly.... rather it's my abdominal cavity spilling forward. See with Jackson, my abs kept my belly neatly tucked in until 18 weeks when I finally gave in to maternity pants. This time around... I am already contemplating busting out those pants. I used to be "All Baby" in my last pregnancy. I can see already that that will NOT be the case this time :(
From what I have read, I can almost assume that my doctor will put me a low activity level (no exercise) due to my hemmorage... so with not being able to exercise during this pregnancy... I am a bit nervous about how much unnecessary weight I will be packing on. I will post again after my appt. tomorrow with the OB.